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    Riding With Prescription Glasses / Sunglasses?

    I have prescription glasses that I just wear as normal while biking. The thing with glasses is that when you get them you need to make sure they're sized right. If you look down & they slip off of your face at all, they're not sized properly. Mine are a nice, snug fit so that I can turn my head...
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    Being Teased/bullied?

    I've mentioned this a bit before here on Cycling Forums, but I only just noticed this section of the forum recently, and thought maybe some people here might be able to offer encouragement or have gone through similar experiences. I'm sure it is like this everywhere, but where I live I've...
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    Do you ride in the cold?

    How cold are we talking about here? In the winters where I live (SK, Canada) the weather gets crazy cold, we're talking -40 degrees or colder on some days. There's no way I'm going out cycling then, especially when the roads are covered in snow and usually storming. Its not only dangerous for...
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    I Think We Need To Bring Back Bicycle Bells

    Where I live I haven't seen any bikes aside from children's that have a bell attached, nor have I seen a section for selling them, so I don't think this thread is as ridiculous of a notion as some of you are making it out to be. There is no law where I live that enforces a sounding device; no...
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    winter training plan

    Where I live (Canada) there is absolutely no chance of going out cycling in the winter time! It is cold, snowy, and storming about half the time. Even if I went out biking I'd have to be bundled up tightly and movement would be severely restricted with so many layers on! Come winter this year, I...
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    Riding In A Skirt

    I hate wearing skirts in the first place because I have pudgy, gross looking legs, so nah - I never ride my bike in a skirt. I can't imagine it being that comfortable... and even if it was, I'd be too worried about the breeze flipping it up while I'm riding and giving everyone a show, lol. No...
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    Where Do You Put Your Smartphone When You Ride?

    Most of the time I just don't bring it with me. I've dropped my old phone numerous times and cracked the poor screen to hell and back, and I don't want to take any risks with my new iPhone. If I'm riding casually I never bring it with me, but if I'm riding to get somewhere then I'll just put it...
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    What Is Your Alternative Activity For Cycling?

    I don't have an alternative activity, really. The only other thing I do is walking. I have fibromyalgia so I'm in a lot of pain most of the time, and I can't do things like weight lifting or exercise that requires a lot of body movement like dancing (which sucks because to be honest dancing is...
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    The Cycling Snobbery Is Really Turning Me Off About This Hobby.

    I've only noticed all sorts of rude behavior directed towards myself, but not to other riders, so I don't think this is much of a problem in my area. The reason I am treated rather rudely though is because I am overweight and anyone overweight who is caught doing any form of exercise (especially...
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    Rude Drivers

    It really does suck, but unfortunately bad/rude drivers are always going to be a cause for the need of caution while biking, especially on busy streets. My house is right off the secondary main street in my city car driving mods, so there is a constant stream of traffic, and nearly no one stays...
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    Do You Smoke?

    Nah, I don't smoke. I did try it out back in grade 8 but I coughed so hard from it that I ended up having an asthma attack. So, yeah, that turned me right off, lol. Even if it wasn't for that, though, smoking isn't a habit I'd want to get into now that I'm at a point in life where I don't feel...
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    Does A Woman On A Bike Need A Weapon?

    I have to agree with what some others on this thread have said; if I need a weapon to go somewhere, I really shouldn't be going there in the first place. I don't want to put myself in harms way. I suppose if someone were to bike on deserted roads or in a sketchy area, some sort of self-defense...
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    Biking With Fibromyalgia

    Oh believe me, I've made huge changes in how I've been eating. Unfortunately, it isn't helping. My doctors have told me that pain is something I will just have to get used to and live with. He has been helping me to find a medication that will help to keep pain at a tolerable level, because...
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    To All The Angry People Here.....

    I haven't seen a whole lotta angry users here but I'll take your word for it. :P I'd guess its one of those target audience things then, like you said. What kind of people are already on a forum seem to influence how new members act, because newbies follow after what they think is the best way...
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    Any vegitarians on here?!

    I'm not a vegetarian; I do eat meat occasionally. However I don't eat meat as much as most people. Most of my protein sources come from eggs, chickpeas, and protein-rich grains. I don't eat that way no purpose or because I feel like I need to avoid meat, though. I just prefer those foods over...